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Hautarzt. 2017 May;68(5):377-384. doi: 10.1007/s00105-017-3951-2.

[Single center analysis of the dermatosurgical patient cohort of a tumor center in Germany].

[Article in German]

Author information

1
Dermatologie, Venerologie und Allergologie, Exzellenzzentrum Dermatologie des Landes Baden-Württemberg, Universitätsmedizin Mannheim (UMM) der Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg, Theodor-Kutzer-Ufer 1-3, 68167, Mannheim, Deutschland.
2
Medizinische Statistik, Universitätsmedizin Mannheim (UMM) der Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg, Mannheim, Deutschland.
3
Dermatologische Praxis Dr. Heck und Kollegen, Griesheim, Deutschland.
4
Klinische Kooperationseinheit Dermatoonkologie, Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum (DKFZ), Heidelberg, Deutschland.
5
Dermatologie im Fronhof, Bad Dürkheim, Deutschland.
6
Dermatologische Gemeinschaftspraxis: Dr. Weller, Prof. Dr. Faulhaber & Kollegen, Schwäbisch Gmünd, Deutschland.
7
Hautklinik, Städtisches Klinikum Karlsruhe, Akademisches Lehrkrankenhaus der Universität Freiburg, Karlsruhe, Deutschland.
8
Dermatologie, Venerologie und Allergologie, Exzellenzzentrum Dermatologie des Landes Baden-Württemberg, Universitätsmedizin Mannheim (UMM) der Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg, Theodor-Kutzer-Ufer 1-3, 68167, Mannheim, Deutschland. Moritz.Felcht@umm.de.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

The incidence of skin cancer continues to increase. However, little is known about the dermatosurgical characteristics of the patients.

PATIENTS AND METHODS:

In this single center, retrospective study, dermatosurgical reports of all patients treated because of basal cell carcinomas (BCC), squamous cell carcinomas (SCC), and malignant melanoma (MM) between 2004 and 2013 were analyzed.

RESULTS:

During the observed period, the number of operated BCC rose by a factor of 1.86 and the number of MM by a factor of 2.3. In comparison to BCC/MM, there was a disproportionately high increase of SCC by a factor of 4.02. The average age was 71.5 ± 13.4 years (minimum: 14 years; maximum: 104 years), whereupon a significant increase of male age and a significant decrease of female age occurred. Almost 70% of all tumors were located in the head and neck area. The nose was most commonly treated.

CONCLUSIONS:

During the last 10 years, the cohort of dermatosurgical patients changed in the tumor center. This should be verified in multicenter studies.

KEYWORDS:

Basal cell carcinoma; Dermatosurgery; Inpatient treatment; Melanoma; Squamous cell carcinoma

PMID:
28361252
DOI:
10.1007/s00105-017-3951-2
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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